At the May 19th Council Meeting, the City of Belfast, ME
City Council unanimously approved a Temporary Use of City Facilities and Property Policy as well as “Curbside Belfast” a Temporary Outdoor Restaurant and Retail Operation Permit.
“This is very Belfast,” describes Mayor Eric Sanders, “As people cautiously and safely begin to reopen, we are impressed with the determination and originality of our downtown businesses, and more than willing to help assist in the careful coordination. One of the positives I’ve seen in this crisis is the City’s ability to listen to, and work with our downtown businesses, of which we are fervently proud.”
Beginning last Friday a number of restaurants throughout downtown have take advantage of this new policy, by setting up outdoor dining areas. The new City policy extends through Monday, October 12th (Indigenous People’s Day).
Thanks to the City of Belfast and private property owners you can also enjoy take-out at a variety of picnic locations. Tables have been placed in green spaces throughout the downtown. Order food, or bring your own, from one of our restaurants offering to-go and enjoy in one of our beautiful downtown green spaces. Please remember to sanitize the tables before and after you use them.